Grant Turpin

Grant Turpin



Grant works tirelessly to form strong relationships with his clients and provide them with the proper knowledge and guidance to meet their legal needs.

As an associate in Dorsey’s Public Finance Group, Grant engages with both public and private sector clients on a number of issues ranging from municipal bonds to public-private partnership financing.  He regularly assists counties, cities, and development authorities with governmental bonding, tax increment financing (TIF), and tax abatement development issues.  He also has broad experience with conduit financings for charter schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations.  With creative problem-solving and great attention to detail, he unravels the most complex tax and financing matters and clearly communicates to his clients the best methods to resolve their issues

Grant has also done pro-bono work for both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Innocence Projects, helping to secure post-conviction appeals and exonerations for individuals incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.

Education & Admissions

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2015), cum laude; Dean’s List; Senior Note and Comment Editor, Wisconsin Law Review; National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, First Place

University of Wisconsin – River Falls (B.S., 2012), summa cum laude; Dean’s list


  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin


Representative Transactions

  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $29,580,000 California Statewide Communities Development Authority, School Facilities Revenue Bonds (Guidance Charter School), Series 2017AB
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $22,995,000 Buffalo and Erie County Industrial Land Development Corporation, Revenue Bonds (The Charter School for Applied Technologies Project), Series 2017AB
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $22,515,000 New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Economic Development Revenue Bonds (The Kintock Group of New Jersey, Inc. Project), Series 2017ABC
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $4,565,000 California Municipal Finance Authority, Charter School Revenue Bonds (John Adams Academies, Inc. Project), Series 2017AB
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $3,600,000 American Montessori Academy, Public School Academy Revenue Bonds, Series 2017
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $6,695,000 Merritt Academy, Public School Academy Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018
  • Bond Counsel – $13,400,000 City of Deephaven, Minnesota, Charter School Lease Revenue Bonds (Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Project), Series 2017AB

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Supreme Court Invalidates EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule: What Now If You Own or Operate a Large Stationary Source of Greenhouse Gases? June 26, 2014

Industries & Practices

  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Non-Profit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Community Involvement


  • Wisconsin Innocence Project 
  • Innocence Project of Minnesota 
  • Washington Appleseed Reentry Guide 


  • Named "Minneapolis Ones to Watch" in Public Finance Law by Best Lawyers®, 2022
  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Rebuilding Our Community Webinar Series), 2021
Grant Turpin